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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:16 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys

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I was restoring 1990's cannondales in 1997 and many other relatively modern bikes too.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:19 pm 
Retro Guru

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It's like classic cars, though - something had to be desirable when it was new (exclusivity or beauty), or it will never be a future classic. That's why people pay £20k for a restored Escort Mk1 but not for a Vauxhall Chevette.

These new bikes are ugly and built very firmly to a price; they compete with Carrera and Voodoo brands. An early 90s Kona was cool at the time.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:20 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:07 am
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most of the locals here in Vancouver will tell you its hard to sell a decent kona for anything except chump change. I have a Hei Hei and 2 explosifs (92/94). I would be hard-pressed to get $200 for the 94 and lucky to get $350 for the 92 despite the fact that it's in excellent condition and even has the Joe Murray matching front rear tires, plus all the original velocity bits. A Hot will fetch an ok price, anything else unless its a super mint older cinder cone will languish on Cl for weeks. I have seen vintage Kona's go for under $100 (P2 fork included). I guess its just location and the fact that we have all the nice vintage Brodies, Rocky's and Dekerfs


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:46 am 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Location: 'I have too many DiskDrives!' said no one, ever.
That must be a location thing - you would struggle to shift an Explosif, but people can't get enough of the Cinder Cone? What?!

You must be the man to source me an original colour 390 A/C P2 TB fork and Velocity stem for a '93 Kilauea then...?

You can keep your Brodies / Rockies and Dekerfs - I'll send you a Raleigh Mustang in return if you like - bet you ain't got proper steel like that in Canada!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:14 am 
Old School Hero

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I had a 95 Cinder cone, super mint with some nice gum walls, got $275...I was lucky


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